My favorite holiday meal memory really has nothing to do with food. Every year on the 24th, my mom’s side of the family gathers at my grandmother’s house to celebrate Christmas. Usually the meal was the same every year: ham, scallop potatoes and some kind of vegetable, but what I love most is what happens after dinner. Rather than sitting around and doing nothing, my grandfather always went on walks with anyone who wanted to join. We’d walk over to Ocean Beach and walk around the boardwalk until we were too cold and needed to go back inside. Even though it has been about three years since my grandfather passed away, we carry on the tradition every Christmas Eve in memory of him. These walks have now come to symbolize his memory and every year we stop on the boardwalk, look out on the water, and as we watch the lighted ferry go by we talk about how much we miss him.
My favorite holiday food is the chocolate fondue. Our house hold family plus a few friends spend the day slicing fruit and and melting chocolate and going back the the nearby grocery store because we forget or ran out of one or the other. I have five in my family and we normally have our good friends the Solomon family over and they have five in their family so they bring a raclette and we take out our raclette and we both have dinner with it and after we have our chocolate fondue. It is a great time and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
My favorite holiday food memory was 2011 Thanksgiving. My mom prepared a lot of the food, and did a lot of the work. It stood out to me because my mom makes the best food. It always tastes the best and is like candy in your mouth. The food represents how amazing my mom is and how much work she puts into her baking.
My favorite holiday meal memory is drinking hot chocolate and chai latte’s. It is made by a Kurreg Machine in my kitch. It stands out to me because that is the only thing I consume on Christmas day and it tradition.
My favorite holiday meal memory would be the coleslaw we have every year, even though its not very seasonal everyone likes it so we eat it anyway. Its prepared by my aunt. It means a lot because that was one of the first solid foods I’ve ever ate and it just is good so it makes me happy.
my favorite food memory has to be around christmass eve my mom and I always make lots of christmass treats to mail out to the family for gifts. we make candied citrus peels, chocolate coverd popcorn,spiced nuts, thin mints, gingerbread cookies and other holiday delights, after were done makeing them we share the leftovers with our friends and all trade christmass treats and enjoy eachothers company.
I believe that my favorite Christmas food memory would be the year that my grandmother and I made frijoles negros con carne. Together, we spent three days marinating, preserving and cooking the feast, which all finally came together on December 24th. And yes, it did taste delicious. It was a quality moment where I got to spend time with my grandmother and learn about my heritage in food and culture.
Of overall, my favorite food memory of the holiday was two years ago on Greek Easter. We had gone over my cousins grandmothers house with her crazy family. Every one was running around, screaming at each other while we sat in a corner helping but trying not to get in the way. But when we all sat down and the dinner was presented, by her really hot cousin my I add, the kid had it all going on, the food was beautiful. Yet even better was the lamb. It was amazing in every aspect of the word. So tender and delicious, it was what Elysium must have tasted like.
It was family in all its essence. Wonderful, truly wonderful.
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Spending Christmas days with my family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents in Greenville, South Carolina has to be my favorite childhood memory.